List of Vancouver Canucks seasons

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Rogers Arena, home of the Canucks, during a 2007 playoff game.

The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The Canucks are members of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are currently members of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference. The Canucks' team was founded in 1945 as a member of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL), winning the President's Cup in its first season, and another in 1948. In 1952, the PCHL was renamed the Western Hockey League (WHL), where the Canucks captured four more league titles in 1958, 1960, 1969 and 1970. In 1960, the President's Cup was renamed the Lester Patrick Cup to honour the late Lester Patrick.[1]

After a failed attempt to gain an expansion team in the NHL's first expansion in 1967, a group from Vancouver tried to move the financial struggling Oakland Seals to town 1969.[2] However, the NHL prevented the move from happening. Prior to the 1970 NHL expansion a Minneapolis, Minnesota base company, Medicor, purchased the WHL Canucks,[3] gaining their name, franchise history and roster of players. Medicor parleyed their new Canucks ownership into gaining an NHL franchise and the WHL Canucks were promoted to the NHL beginning in the 1970–71 season.[4] The Canucks have not enjoyed the same success in the NHL, having thus far been unable to capture the Stanley Cup. The Canucks franchise has captured three conference titles, 1981–82, 1993–94, and 2010–11, and ten division titles in its NHL history.

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Exterior of Rogers Arena (formerly known as General Motors Place), home of the Canucks since 1995
Finish
Final position in division or league standings
GA
Goals against (goals scored by the Canucks' opponents)
GF
Goals for (goals scored by the Canucks)
GP
Number of games played
L
Number of losses
OT
Number of losses in overtime
PIM
Penalties in minutes
Pts
Number of points
T
Number of ties
W
Number of wins

Year by year[edit]

For the PCHL and WHL seasons, see Vancouver Canucks (WHL).

Conference Champions * Division Champions ^ a League Leader ¤
NHL season Canucks season Conference Division Regular-season Postseason
Finish GP W L T OTb Pts GF GA PIM GP W L GF GA Result
1970–71 1970–71 East 6th 78 24 46 8 56 229 296 1371 Did not qualify
1971–72 1971–72 East 7th 78 20 50¤ 8 48 203 297 1092 Did not qualify
1972–73 1972–73 East 7th 78 22 47 9 53 233 339 943 Did not qualify
1973–74 1973–74 East 7th 78 24 43 11 59 224 296 952 Did not qualify
1974–75 1974–75 Campbell Smythe^ 1st 80 38 32 10 86 271 254 965 5 1 4 9 20 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Canadiens)[5]
1975–76 1975–76 Campbell Smythe 2nd 80 33 32 15 81 271 272 1122 2 0 2 4 8 Lost in Preliminary Round, 0–2 (Islanders)[6]
1976–77 1976–77 Campbell Smythe 4th 80 25 42 13 63 235 294 1078 Did not qualify
1977–78 1977–78 Campbell Smythe 3rd 80 20 43 17 57 239 320 962 Did not qualify
1978–79 1978–79 Campbell Smythe 3rd 80 25 42 13 63 217 291 1134 3 1 2 9 15 Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–2 (Flyers)[7]
1979–80 1979–80 Campbell Smythe 3rd 80 27 37 16 70 256 281 1808 4 1 3 7 15 Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–3 (Sabres)[8]
1980–81 1980–81 Campbell Smythe 2nd 80 28 32 20 76 289 301 1892 3 0 3 7 13 Lost in Preliminary Round, 0–3 (Sabres)[9]
1981–82 1981–82 Campbell* Smythe^ a 2nd 80 30 33 17 77 290 286 1840 17 11 6 57 50 Won in Division Semifinals, 3–0 (Flames)
Won in Division Finals, 4–1 (Kings)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Black Hawks)
Lost in Finals, 0–4 (Islanders)[10]
1982–83 1982–83 Campbell Smythe 3rd 80 30 35 15 75 303 309 1639 4 1 3 14 17 Lost in Division Semifinals, 1–3 (Flames)[11]
1983–84 1983–84 Campbell Smythe 3rd 80 32 39 9 73 306 328 1474 4 1 3 13 14 Lost in Division Semifinals, 1–3 (Flames)[12]
1984–85 1984–85 Campbell Smythe 5th 80 25 46 9 59 284 401¤ 1451 Did not qualify
1985–86 1985–86 Campbell Smythe 4th 80 23 44 13 59 282 333 1813 3 0 3 5 17 Lost in Division Semifinals, 0–3 (Oilers)[13]
1986–87 1986–87 Campbell Smythe 5th 80 29 43 8 66 282 314 1917 Did not qualify
1987–88 1987–88 Campbell Smythe 5th 80 25 46 9 59 272 320 2196 Did not qualify
1988–89 1988–89 Campbell Smythe 4th 80 33 39 8 74 251 253 1569 7 3 4 20 22 Lost in Division Semifinals, 3–4 (Flames)[14]
1989–90 1989–90 Campbell Smythe 5th 80 25 41 14 64 245 306 1644 Did not qualify
1990–91 1990–91 Campbell Smythe 4th 80 28 43 9 65 243 315 2063 6 2 4 16 26 Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–4 (Kings)[15]
1991–92 1991–92 Campbell Smythe^ a 1st 80 42 26 12 96 285 250 2075 13 6 7 44 35 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–3 (Jets)
Lost in Division Finals, 2–4 (Oilers)[16]
1992–93 1992–93 Campbell Smythe^ a 1st 84 46 29 9 101 346 278 2326 12 6 6 46 43 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–2 (Jets)
Lost in Division Finals, 2–4 (Kings)[17][18]
1993–94 1993–94 Western* Pacific 2nd 84 41 40 3 85 279 276 1923 24 15 9 76 61 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Flames)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Stars)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Maple Leafs)
Lost in Finals, 3–4 (Rangers)[19]
1994–95 c 1994–95 Western Pacific 2nd 48 18 18 12¤ 48 153 148 1093 11 4 7 33 38 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Blues)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0–4 (Blackhawks)[20]
1995–96 1995–96 Western Pacific 3rd 82 32 35 15 79 278 278 1546 6 2 4 17 24 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Avalanche)[21]
1996–97 1996–97 Western Pacific 4th 82 35 40 7 77 257 273 1607 Did not qualify
1997–98 1997–98 Western Pacific 7th 82 25 43 14 64 224 273 2166 Did not qualify
1998–99 1998–99 Western Northwest 4th 82 23 47 12 58 192 258 1764 Did not qualify
1999–2000 1999–2000 Western Northwest 3rd 82 30 29 15 8 83 227 237 1047 Did not qualify
2000–01 2000–01 Western Northwest 3rd 82 36 28 11 7 90 239 238 1113 4 0 4 9 16 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Avalanche)[22]
2001–02 2001–02 Western Northwest 2nd 82 42 30 7 3 94 254¤ 211 1342 6 2 4 16 22 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Red Wings)[23]
2002–03 2002–03 Western Northwest 2nd 82 45 23 13 1 104 264 208 1178 14 7 7 34 47 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Blues)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Wild)[24]
2003–04 2003–04 Western Northwest^ 1st 82 43 24 10 5 101 235 194 1274 7 3 4 16 19 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Flames)[25]
2004–05 2004–05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL Lockout [26]
2005–06 2005–06 Western Northwest 4th 82 42 32 8 92 256 255 1477 Did not qualify
2006–07 2006–07 Western Northwest^ 1st 82 49 26 7 105 222 201 1190 12 5 7 21 26 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Stars)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Ducks)[27]
2007–08 2007–08 Western Northwest 5th 82 39 33 10 88 213 215 1474 Did not qualify
2008–09 2008–09 Western Northwest^ 1st 82 45 27 10 100 246 220 1323 10 6 4 30 28 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Blues)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Blackhawks)[28]
2009–10 2009–10 Western Northwest^ 1st 82 49 28 5 103 272 222 1261 12 6 6 42 41 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Kings)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Blackhawks)[29]
2010–11 2010–11 Western* Northwest^ 1st 82 54¤ 19 9 117¤ 262¤ 185¤ 943 25 15 10 58 69 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Blackhawks)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–2 (Predators)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Sharks)
Lost in Finals, 3–4 (Bruins)
2011–12 2011–12 Western Northwest^ 1st 82 51¤ d 22 9 111¤ 249 198 1049 5 1 4 8 12 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Kings)[30]
2012–13 2012–13 Western Northwest^ 1st 48 26 15 7 59 127 121 609 4 0 4 8 15 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Sharks)[31]
2013–14 2013–14 Western Pacific 5th 82 36 35 11 83 196 223 Did not qualify

Notes[edit]

^ a: From 1981 until 1993, the team that won its divisional playoff (2nd round matchup) was the division champion, regardless of regular season standing, essentially creating a regular season champion and a post season champion. Vancouver recognizes both the regular season division champions and post season champions from this time period.
^ b: Beginning in 1999 overtime losses were worth one point.[32] As of the 2005–06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).[33]
^ c: Season was shortened due to the 1994–95 NHL lockout.[34]
^ d: Tied with the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins for most wins with 51.

All-time records[edit]

Statistic GP W L T OT GF GA
Vancouver Canucks regular-season record (1970–present) 3,328 1,379 1,469 391 89 10,505 11,145
Vancouver Canucks postseason record (1970–present) 223 99 124 619 713
All-time regular and postseason record 3,551 1,478 1,593 391 89 11,124 11,858

Statistics above are correct as of the end of the 2012–13 season.

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

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